Launch from Cape Canaveral (KSC
landing on Edwards AFB
The crew deployed the communications
satellites MORELOS B (Mexico), AUSSAT-2 (Australia) and
SATCOM K-2 (USA) into Earth orbit.
were performed by Jerry
on November 29, 1985 (5h 32m) and December 01, 1985
(6h 40m). It was a major demonstration of construction techniques to build
structures in orbit, which was successfully accomplished. This construction
techniques will be used in the future for
from the International Space Station. This activities were recorded by an
movie camera mounted in the cargo bay, obtaining some excellent
, the first astronaut from Mexico, accomplished a
series of experiments, primarily in human physiology. Charles
again operated the Continuous Flow Electrophoresis
System, the third flight of this larger and improved equipment to produce
commercial pharmaceutical products in microgravity. An experiment in Diffusive
Mixing of Organic Solutions, or DMOS, was operated successfully for the 3M
Company. The object is to grow single crystals in microgravity that are larger
and more pure than any that can be grown on Earth.
The mission was
shortened for one orbit, because of bad weather forecast in the landing area.